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  • Published On : Mar 2019
  • Code : CMI2550
  • Industry : Medical Devices
  • Pages : 162
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Medical commode are used by people or patients who were recently undergone surgery procedures, physically challenged, bedridden, and disabled. Furthermore, commodes are used when it is difficult to travel to the toilet or for support over the toilet. Commodes may come with or without wheels. Medical commode are mostly designed to be cleaned easily and enhance patient usability, patient experience, and comfort. Depending on this factors, medical commodes include bedside commode, bariatric commodes, rolling commodes, and folding commodes. Most of the bedside commodes are designed to look similar to chair, but function as a toilet.

Bedside commodes are usually placed next to the bed for the convenience of people who are unable to briskly walk to the bathroom. They come in a variety of styles, colors, and models. They are portable and can accompany to different rooms. Increased functionality of medical commode help to drive its adoption in the emerging market.          

The global medical commode market size was valued at US$ 582.8 Mn in 2017, and is expected to witness a CAGR of 3.8% during the forecast period (2018 – 2026).

Global Medical Commode Market Share, By Product Type: 2018 & 2026

Medical Commode  | Coherent Market Insights

Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis

Increasing Number of Physically Challenged Population is expected to Fuel the Adoption of Medical Commode during the Forecast Period

Medical commode used by physically challenged people or patient are mostly designed for easy shifting and moving physically challenged people from one place to another with the help of attendee or by means of self-propelling. Moreover, wheel chair design was developed as a combined solution in a basic wheel chair model with commode design for ease of defecation for the patients and elder people.

Furthermore, increasing number of physically challenged population worldwide is expected to propel the adoption of medical commode during the forecast period. For instance, according to World Health Organization (WHO): 2019; around 15% of the world's population lives with some form of disability, of whom 2-4% experience significant difficulties in functioning. Furthermore, according to the American Community Survey (ACS), an annual survey conducted by the US Census Bureau, the overall percentage of people with disabilities in the US in 2016, was 12.8%.


Global Medical Commode Market Share (%), By Material: 2018 & 2026

Medical Commode | Coherent Market Insights

Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis

Increasing Number of Bariatric Surgery, Worldwide is expected to Aid in Market Growth  

Increasing number of people opting for bariatric surgery, worldwide is expected to propel the adoption of medical commode in near future. For instance, according to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS): June 2018; an estimated 228,000 bariatric surgeries were performed in the U.S. during 2017. Moreover, patient’s healthcare costs for patients suffering from morbid obesity are reduced by 29% within five years following bariatric surgery, which is related to a decrease or full elimination of comorbidities associated with obesity. This factor leads to the incased bariatric surgery procedures, worldwide.  

Individuals with morbid obesity or BMI≥30 have a 50-100% increased risk of premature death as compared to individuals of healthy weigh. Moreover, increasing inclination of obese population towards bariatric surgery is expected to drive growth of bariatric commode segment in medical commode market, in near future. According to World Health Organization (WHO): February 2018 data findings, in 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 650 million were obese. Furthermore, around 39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2016, and 13% were obese.

Patients spend an average of two to five days in the hospital following bariatric surgery, or longer if complications develop. Patients who undergo laparoscopic bariatric surgery usually have a shorter hospital stay. Moreover, during the hospital stay and during the home recovery, heathcare professionals recommends patient to use medical commode for personal hygiene.

The two most important considerations when purchasing a bariatric commode are the dimensions and weight limit. Patients weighing more than 500 pounds should consider a bariatric commode such as the Drive Medical Deluxe Bariatric Commode, which can support weight up to 650 pounds. Furthermore, to offer the most of comfort and convenience to patient, key players in the market are offering mobile bariatric commodes. Design advancement in this commodes enables chair to be used also as a shower chair or over the toilet.     

Key players operating in the medical commode market include Medline Industries, Inc., Cardinal Health, Inc., McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc., Drive Medical, Invacare Corporation, NOVA Medical Products, Cascade Healthcare Solutions, MEYRA GmbH, Avacare medical, and Lagooni B.V.

Medical commodes, also known as toilet chairs, are important medical equipment, designed to allow people who are bedridden, disabled, or physically challenged to safely and conveniently go to the bathroom. Bedsides this toilets can be used completely independently or with negligible help. They are found in private homes, rehabilitation centers, and hospitals, and serve a multitude of people with varying mobility needs. Bedside commodes are usually placed next to the bed, but for the sake of convenience, most models are portable and can be moved to different rooms during the day.

Market Dynamics

Increasing number of people suffering from continence and incontinence to control their bladder and/or bowels, and person with struggle in the distance between the bed and the toilet mostly prefer bedside commode. Various reasons that someone might struggle with the distance between the bed and the bathroom, include surgical recovery and rehabilitation, urinary tract infections, balance issues, age, difficulty walking, and some medications.    

Increasing prevalence of such conditions is expected to drive growth of the medical commode market. Also, growing number of surgical procedures leading to adoption of the medical commode is expected to drive growth of medical commode market. For instance, according to the National Chronic Kidney Disease 2017 Factsheet, estimated by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 15% or 30 million geriatric population in the U.S. are reported to have chronic kidney disease (CKD), out of which around 48% people are suffering from severely impaired kidney function.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of Medical Commode Market and provides market size (US$ Million) and Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2018 – 2026), considering 2017, as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunity across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrix for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, product launch, regulatory scenario, regional outlook, and competitive strategy adopted by the leading players
  • It profiles leading players in the global Medical Commode Market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, geographical presence, distribution strategies, key developments, and strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered as part of this study include Medline Industries, Inc., Cardinal Health, Inc., McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc., Drive Medical, Invacare Corporation, NOVA Medical Product Types, Cascade Healthcare Solutions, MEYRA GmbH, Avacare medical, and Lagooni B.V.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decision regarding their future product launch and its approval, manufacturing up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global medical commode market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, medical commode manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through the various strategy matrices used in analyzing the medical commode market.

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Medical Commode Market, By Product Type:
    • Bedside Commode
    • Drop Arm Commode
    • Padded Commode
    • Bariatric Commode
    • Folding Commode
    • Rolling Commode
    • Combination Commode
    • Accessories
  • Global Medical Commode Market, By Material:
    • Steel
    • Aluminum  
  • Global Medical Commode Market, By End User:
    • Hospitals & Clinics
    • Rehabilitation Centers
    • Home Care
  • Global Medical Commode Market, By Geography:
    • North America
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
      • By Product Type:
        • Bedside Commode
        • Drop Arm Commode
        • Padded Commode
        • Bariatric Commode
        • Folding Commode
        • Rolling Commode
        • Combination Commode
        • Accessories
      • By Material
        • Steel
        • Aluminum
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals & Clinics
        • Rehabilitation Centers
        • Home Care
    • Europe
      • By Country:
        • Germany
        • France
        • Italy
        • UK
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
      • By Product Type:
        • Bedside Commode
        • Drop Arm Commode
        • Padded Commode
        • Bariatric Commode
        • Folding Commode
        • Rolling Commode
        • Combination Commode
        • Accessories
      • By Material
        • Steel
        • Aluminum
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals & Clinics
        • Rehabilitation Centers
        • Home Care
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • South Korea
        • Australia
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
      • By Product Type:
        • Bedside Commode
        • Drop Arm Commode
        • Padded Commode
        • Bariatric Commode
        • Folding Commode
        • Rolling Commode
        • Combination Commode
        • Accessories
      • By Material
        • Steel
        • Aluminum
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals & Clinics
        • Rehabilitation Centers
        • Home Care
    • Middle East
      • By Country:
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
      • By Product Type:
        • Bedside Commode
        • Drop Arm Commode
        • Padded Commode
        • Bariatric Commode
        • Folding Commode
        • Rolling Commode
        • Combination Commode
        • Accessories
      • By Material
        • Steel
        • Aluminum
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals & Clinics
        • Rehabilitation Centers
        • Home Care
    • Latin America
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Argentina
        • Mexico
        • Rest of Latin America
      • By Product Type:
        • Bedside Commode
        • Drop Arm Commode
        • Padded Commode
        • Bariatric Commode
        • Folding Commode
        • Rolling Commode
        • Combination Commode
        • Accessories
      • By Material
        • Steel
        • Aluminum
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals & Clinics
        • Rehabilitation Centers
        • Home Care
    • Africa
      • By Country:
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
      • By Product Type:
        • Bedside Commode
        • Drop Arm Commode
        • Padded Commode
        • Bariatric Commode
        • Folding Commode
        • Rolling Commode
        • Combination Commode
        • Accessories
      • By Material
        • Steel
        • Aluminum
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals & Clinics
        • Rehabilitation Centers
        • Home Care
  • Company Profiles
    • Medline Industries, Inc.*
      • Company Overview
      • Product Type Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Recent Developments
      • Strategies
    • Cardinal Health, Inc.
    • McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc.
    • Drive Medical
    • Invacare Corporation
    • NOVA Medical Product Types
    • Cascade Healthcare Solutions
    • MEYRA GmbH
    • Avacare medical
    • Lagooni B.V.

 “*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Frequently Asked Questions

The global medical commode market is estimated to surpass 0.8 Billion by 2026.
Major players operating in the global medical commode market include Medline Industries, Inc., Cardinal Health, Inc., McKesson Medical-Surgical Inc., Drive Medical, Invacare Corporation, NOVA Medical Products, Cascade Healthcare Solutions, MEYRA GmbH, Avacare medical, and Lagooni B.V.
Among product type, bedside commode segment accounted for major market share in 2017.
Increasing number of physically challenged population worldwide is one of the major factors that is expected to propel growth of the market over the forecast period.
The global medical commode market is estimated to exhibit a CAGR of 3.8% over the forecast period.
Medical commode are used by people or patients who were recently undergone surgery procedures, physically challenged, bedridden, and disabled. Increasing number of physically challenged population is one of the major factor that is influencing adoption of medical commode globally.

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